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PVDF – Polyvinylidene Fluoride – Kynar®

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PVDF – Polyvinylidene Fluoride – Kynar®

Kynar® 740 and HD1000 have excellent chemical resistance


PVDF – Arkema Kynar®

This extremely chemical resistant material is used in high purity fluid handling systems and parts.

PVDF material has excellent abrasion resistance, nuclear radiation resistance, and unsurpassed chemical resistance.

Used extensively in applications for extremely low moisture absorption and resistance to virtually all chemicals and solvents.

The most popular trade name is Kynar® and Kynar® 740 – made by Arkema®. The material is also available as: HD1000, Ensikem®, Tecaflon®, Mechatec® PVDF, Polystone® PVDF, Unitar®, Sustatec®, Kytec®, Symalit®, Foraflon®, Solef®, Trovidur®, and others.

PVDF materials are FM-4910 rated materials, with excellent heat and flame resistance.

Why you should use PVDF – Kynar® brand:

This material has excellent abrasion and exceptional chemical resistance. Has high dielectric strength and very good mechanical strength.

  • Excellent corrosion & chemical resistance at ambient and elevated temperatures
  • Chemically inert and extremely high purity
  • 300 degrees F continuous use temperature
  • Low permeability to gases and liquids
  • Excellent balance of strength, toughness and abrasion resistance
  • FDA, USDA, 3A, FM4910 and USP VI compliant
  • Offers excellent strength, rigidity and machinability
  • PVDF is ITAR compliant, and PVDF is RoHS compliant

Frequently used in:

  • High Purity Fluid Processing Systems
  • Fluid sensors, manifolds and valves
  • Chemical processing and storage parts
  • Liquid chromatography components
  • Bearings and bushings
  • DI water systems

Materials available as:

Sheet:
.250″ – 4″ in Natural (Ivory – Tan) in 24″ X 48″
Rod:
375″ – 6″ diameter in Natural (Ivory – Tan) up to 120″ lengths (.250″ – 2.50″)

Kynar and PVDF Typical Resin Properties

These properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.

PEEK

High Performance Plastics

PEEK – Polyetheretherketone

Premium Material with Maximum Performance


Tecapeek Natural Virgin PEEK rod, plate and tube

Tecapeek Natural Virgin PEEK

Polyetheretherketone – PEEK

Also available: PAEK, PEKK

PEEK is a highly crystalline thermoplastic with excellent properties making it an ideal material for medical, electrical, and electronic industries. It also makes great pump bodies, compressor components, valve seats, and housing applications.

Rated as “Best” or nearly the best in all mechanical properties of plastic materials. It carries UL 94-V-0 flammability rating and is FDA approved for food contact. PEEK has excellent dimensional stability, even under elevated temperatures.

VICTREX® is the leading supplier of this specialty resin with their Victrex® 450G material, although the name PEEK is generic for the resin. This range of materials also includes Avaspire®, PAEK, and PEKK grades which offer similar property ranges; but have slightly different properties in either impact, heat, or stress applications.

The industry generally calls these materials PEEK 450g Plate or PEEK 450g rod, indicating that the Victrex 450g resin is used to produce the PEEK plate or PEEK rod. While this has become standard practice, we would encourage you to use the complete call out of Victrex 450g PEEK plate or similar. Industrial Plastic Supply is one of the leaders in the High-Performance Plastic marketplace, and will only supply high-quality PEEK materials per our client’s specifications.

Our leading premium suppliers of these materials include Rochling Plastics – Sustapeek®, Ensinger Plastics – Tecapeek®, and ZL Plastics – ZL® 1500. These and other factories we partner with supply only high-quality, name brand resins. No counterfeit materials here! PEEK is a High Tech Performance Plastic.

Medical Grade PEEK is USP Class VI certifiable, contact us for more information.

Why you should use PEEK:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Extremely high continuous temperature to 480 degrees F
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Excellent Machining
  • Low co-efficient of friction
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Very low moisture absorption
  • Outstanding Wear resistance
  • Is USP Class VI approved for medical applications
  • PEEK is ITAR compliant, and PEEK is RoHS compliant 

This material is an excellent machining material – a favorite of machinists. It works like soft brass and has exceptional dimensional stability.

  • Used in demanding applications in industries like electrical, medical, automotive, and aerospace
  • Other uses: bearings, compressor plate valves, pumps, and cable and wire insulation
  • Constantly wet environments
  • Electrical environments

Contact us for more information on all the other grades in the Ketone family. While it solves many demanding engineering requirements, it is also rather expensive. Most clients choose these resins as a last resort, but if your design calls for high heat, high chemical resistance, excellent dimensional stability, excellent wear resistance and/or USP certification, these are an excellent solution.

VICTREX has been at the forefront of high performance plastic materials, with PEEK being their flag-ship product line. Mil-P-46183 is most common specification associated with PEEK, call for additional information.

Materials Available As

Sheet, Rod, Tube and Film:

Rod:

.250″ – 6.0″ Diameter

Sheet:

.250″ – 4.0″ Thickness

Tubular Bar:

Up to 36″ OD – call with your requirements.
Special Formulations: Non-Standard sizes, colors, glass filled and bearing grades

General PropertyASTM TestTypical Value
Specific GravityD7921.32
Tensile Strength YieldD63814,500
Tensile ModulusD638522,000
Izod Impact – NotchedD2561.57
Hardness – RockwellD785M-99 /R-126
Continuous Use TempUL480
Deflection Temp @ 264psiD648320
Co. Thermal ExpansionD6962.6 X 10-5
Mechetec PEEK - Unitrex LF20 parts

These properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.

Medical Grade Plastic Sheet and Rod, UHMW, PEEK, Ultem materials

Medical Grade Plastic Sheet and Rod, UHMW, PEEK, Ultem materials

PLASTICS IN THE MEDICAL FIELD Cheap Disposable Polyethylene Bags

When we think of plastic, we think of plastic bags you get at the grocery store or maybe your child’s toy that’s made out of cheap throw away material. If you stop and think about it, plastic is everywhere and it’s uses are almost infinite. Take Acetal Copolymer, it is a plastic that replaces metal in numerous applications and is used to make gears, screws and other hard working parts. Consider PTFE for instance which is used to coat your frying pan to make it non-stick, make steam valves and fittings, and chemical resistant parts. Another material is Polycarbonate or Lexan® (a SABIC brand name -formerly G.E. Plastics) which is used to replace glass because it is shatter resistant and is also used for bullet resistant glazing and riot shields. Even the cup of coffee you grab for every morning is made of foamed Styrene – Styrofoam. But plastic has shaped our lives in countless ways, many of them you might not even think of or notice.

Plastics play a big part in the world of medicine. Some other advancements in the area of medicine include assisting people with debilitating injuries and serious afflictions, helping them feel more comfortable and move easier. Prosthetic limbs and joint replacements have come along way since the old days of metal and wood. Since the late 90’s UHMW or (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) has become the standard in hip and joint replacements. With plastics like UHMW, which has great wear resistance, excellent strength and very low co-efficient of friction (very slippery), it has made people who need these surgeries have better mobility and better quality of life. These plastics also make prosthetic limbs lighter and stronger for athletes who wish to compete and lead near normal active lifestyles due to the use of plastic polymers (derived from the Greek meaning ‘many parts’) mimicking human flexibility. Prosthetic devices date all the way back to the ancient Egyptians where they used leather and wood for toe and foot replacements. But thanks to today’s technologies and advancements in as plastic, most amputees and athletes can regain their quality of life and enabling them to do what they love.

What has Medical Plastic Done For You Lately?

Another plastic material that has changed the medical field is PEEK (Polyetheretherketone). This material is a newer plastic which has high chemical resistance along with excellent high continuous temperature resistance of up to 480 degrees fahrenheit. PEEK has replaced many metal devices in the medical field, because PEEK is one of the only thermoplastics (plastic which can be bent or shaped) able to withstand high doses of radiation over an extended lifetime. In addition PEEK is used to help many people awaiting kidney transplants because it is used to make a critical component in dialysis machines. These machines need to clean the blood over a period of several hours and because of this, PEEK is the natural solution, as it can be steam cleaned time and time again with little effect on the material. Along with its great chemical, temperature, and fluid handling stability, PEEK is USP Class VI, making it ideal for these types of medical applications. The natural color of PEEK is a beige to tan and is available in sheet and rod. One of the largest manufacturers of PEEK resin is Victrex and their 450G resin.Performance plastics used in Medical applications

Plastics In Medicine – Everyday

Plastic materials have become apart of our lives and has changed the way we take care of the sick and injured, how we protect our foods from germs, and prolong the storage of foods. Plastics protect medical instruments and insure they are sterile. It has made people’s lives better in both the short and long term. It has helped reduce pain, gain better movement and has given people their confidence back. The values of plastic can not be understated and in the future, hopefully plastics will save or prolong many more lives through advancements in technology and the limitless possibilities it presents.

For more information on these and other medical grade plastics like: Clear Nylon (look for blog post on this), Ultem, Polysulfone, Radel and more, contact us. E-mail us or call 866-832-9315